May 12, 2013 — In Turkey, officials have arrested nine people in connection to what authorities say were two car bombs that killed 46 people near the Syrian border Saturday. Turkish officials say the suspects are Turkish civilians who are loyal to the Syrian regime.
May 8, 2013 — In a landmark first step, thousands of militant Kurdish fighters of the PKK are pulling out of Turkey and into northern Iraq. There's cautious optimism about the process, which has failed before. Kurds say unless Turkey reforms its policy toward Kurds, the militants won't disarm completely.
Apr 27, 2013 — Throughout the region that was once the Ottoman empire, people make coffee pretty much the same way: using coffee beans ground into a fine powder, then boiled in a little brass pot. But ordering "Turkish" coffee today doesn't go over well in some Balkan or eastern Mediterranean countries that have some lingering anti-Turkish feelings.
Mar 28, 2013 — At least 10 students died when the shell fell on an outdoor cafe at Damascus University. Meanwhile, Turkey rejected reports that it forcibly repatriated hundreds of Syrian refugees.
Mar 21, 2013 — The jailed leader of the Kurdish rebels says it's a "new era" and calls for a cease-fire in a war against Turkey that has lasted for nearly three decades.
Feb 11, 2013 — A car exploded, killing at least several people and wounding many more, according to news reports. NPR's Deborah Amos, who was at the border crossing, says the blast caused panic.
Feb 2, 2013 — The radical group posted a photo of the alleged suicide bomber on its website Saturday, calling the blast "an act of of self-sacrifice."
Dec 14, 2012 — Germany and the Netherlands are also sending such defense systems, which are being put in place to defend against possible missile firings from Syria. The move ramps up the U.S. role in guarding against a widening of the crisis.
Dec 4, 2012 — NATO said the missiles, as well as the radar system, will only be used for defensive purposes — that is they will only be used to intercept mortars once they have crossed into Turkish territory.
Dec 3, 2012 — Some Syrian military attacks on Turkey have drawn a harsh response. But in an incident over the weekend, the Turks chose to play it down. The episode shows the complicated nature of the battle.